Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Sunday 16 June 2019

Back on the Tracks Gigs

I have had quite a few emails over the recent weeks enquiring as to whether I intend to put up any gigs from the recent tour. Well, the simple truth is that I don't at present have any. I am not a taper myself (these days I wouldn't have sufficient bladder control to stay motionless for 90 minutes anyway!) and have relied to others within the Stranglers bootleg collecting community who have been very generous over the years that this site has existed (8 years now) and allowed me to share their recordings. Strangely nothing has appeared on Dime either and with such a full gig diary this year I find that very surprising. It's a shame since the Back on the Tracks set was interesting not least down to the appearance of several new songs.


  1. Brighton gig!T8MHDSiZ!n8t8qYlZB5LnCiYAsnodHA

  2. Great many thanks! I was at that one.

  3. Play this first, you will have to edit/rename tracks 1,4,5 and 6